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Our Story


The United Methodist Church was formed when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church merged in 1968. Both traditions have roots in the 1700s.

Today, The United Methodist Church is global, with more than 12 million members around the world. While our languages, cultures, and nations of origin may differ, a common mission and history unite us in powerful ways. 

Mt Sterling First United Methodist Church was designated as a UMC Lighthouse Church in 2023.  We are here to welcome God's people of all walks of life, with open arms, open minds, and open doors.

Our Programs

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UMC Children

Children ages 5-12 are invited to worship times created especially for them!  Our Children's groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30a, during Sunday morning worship service, and on Wednesday nights at 5:30p.  Our Children's Ministry Team is led by Elementary School teachers and parents.  To be added to the UMC Children text message list, please 

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UMC Youth

Middle School and High School Youth are welcome to participate in our UMC Youth program!  The group meets during the school year on Sunday evenings at 5:00p and Wednesday evenings at 6:00p.  Our Youth also attend fun events, such as bowling, movies, local attractions, and more!  Any time is a great time to share in fellowship!  To be added to the UMC Youth text message list, please

Our Leadership


Pastor Daniel Burch
Senior Pastor

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